Ramchandra Kharadi, a resident of Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, has been as the third president of Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram. After the death of Bala Saheb Deshpande, Jagadevaram Oraon led Kalyan ashram since 1959; the post became vacant after his death last year.
Ramchandra Kharadi was born on 15 January 1955 in a Bhil family of village Kharbar in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. After completing his graduation he entered government service, where he served in positions such as tehsildars, sub divisional magistrate, additional district officer etc. He worked in various districts of Rajasthan and earned a reputation for himself.
After taking voluntary retirement from government service in 2014, he continued to play an active role in religious and social work. Along with protecting the traditional religious culture of the tribal society.
His contact with Kalyan Ashram came in 2003 during the construction of Dungarpur Kalyan Ashram building. In 2014 he became the president of Rajasthan unit of the organization and in the same year he also received Sant Ishwar Seva Award. Kharadi was elected again as Rajasthan unit president in 2019. For the last two years he was also working as a member of the national executive of Kalyan Ashram.
Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram is an Indian social welfare organization based in Jashpur, in the Chhattisgarh state of India. It focuses on the welfare activities of Janjatis, that is Scheduled Tribes in remote areas of Bharat (India), and has branches throughout the country.
These branches focus on agriculture, healthcare, child education, and sports. It also works to create cultural awareness among janjatis thereby facilitating the idea of preservation of their tradition and customs followed in different groups.